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Fall 2011-2012
* SLA 381 / THR 381   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Pushkin's Eugene Onegin (Petersburg 1823-31/Moscow 1936/Princeton 2012)

Caryl Emerson
Timothy K. Vasen


The seminar is designed for the actors (12-16 undergraduates) in an adaptation of Pushkin's "Eugene Onegin" which will be mounted in February 2012. Time will be divided among Pushkin's novel-in-verse, the Stalinist stage, the Pushkin Jubilee, Russian folklore, dream psychology, and the duel of honor. The definitive playscript will emerge throughout the semester.

Sample reading list:
Alexander Pushkin, Eugene Onegin (trans. James Falen)
Alexander Pushkin, Eugene Onegin (trans Roger Clarke)
Alexander Pushkin, The Dead Tsarevna and the Seven Knights
Caryl Emerson, The Krzhizhanovsky-Prokofiev Collaboration
M. Levitt, M. Wachtel, O. Hasty,W.Todd, Readings on Pushkin
Krzhizhanovsky, Readings on Philosophy of theater and stage direction
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
50-300 pages per week. Oral presentations and design projects due throughout the semester.

Design Project - 10%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 50%
Other (See Instructor) - 30%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Participants must be an active part of the show, to be premiered in February 2012..

Other information:
Final project - final dress rehearsal in January

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23681 S01 01:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm T   East Pyne Building   245   Enrolled:15 Limit:20
23681 S01 12:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm F   Berlind Theater   002   Enrolled:15 Limit:20